Welcome!

Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Holiday Week: Open for practice from 9-5 (office is closed)

December 26th—December 31st

The center will be open for people who wish to practice between the hours of 9-5, Dec 26-31. We invite you to stop by and join in! PLEASE NOTE: The center is closed Friday, January 1st. Continue »

(Jan) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Steve Clorfeine

January 9th—January 11th (2015)

Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

(Jan) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with Sheila Bascetta & Lodro Rinzler

January 15th—February 12th (2015)

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to cultivate strength, stability and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    A Buddhist Call to Action (part 1) – Podcast Episode No. 60

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    angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part one of a two part podcast. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Get engaged with all … Continue 

  • Sabina Meditation New York City

    Why I Meditate: To Be Kinder To Myself

    My name is Sabina Ksiezopolska and I am a member of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. I would like to share with you how the center has become a second home to me. I had only been living in Brooklyn for less than a year when I was hit by a tsunami of … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    Listening Is Medicine – Podcast Episode No. 59

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    Laura Simms poses the question, “Have we become unaccustomed to listening? How do we listen to our world with unbiased ears?” …by starting with ourselves. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Listen! You hear that? It’s all your friends … Continue